DALLAS – Terry McMillen, driver of the Amalie Oil / Wolverine Boots and Apparel Top Fuel Dragster, has a Texas sized week planned in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. All of the plans lead to one ultimate goal for McMillen – to win the Amalie Oil IHRA Texas Nationals.
In his tenth season partnered with Amalie, McMillen has come close to winning a race sponsored by Amalie, including two final round losses last season in San Antonio and Epping, NH. He took pride in watching his InstiGator Funny Car win in Epping last season with team driver Paul Noakes behind the wheel, but McMillen can’t find satisfaction until he drives his Amalie dragster into the winner’s circle.
“This is a huge race for us in many ways,” McMillen said. “Racing for Amalie at their event, in front of their guests, always raises the level of expectation for us. It would mean a lot to our team to get this win for Amalie.”
After visiting the Dallas Raceway a few weeks ago, McMillen is also excited about racing at the new facility. “This is a beautiful track in a huge market for Amalie and IHRA,” McMillen said. “To see what Kenny Barnes and his staff have put together is amazing. His attention to the details have been nothing short of phenomenal. Fans and racers are going to love this place.”
Amalie, Parts Plus, Wolverine and Academy Sports will partner with IHRA to give fans a chance to attend the race at discounted prices.
McMillen and his dragster will embark on a week long tour of the area, signing autographs, displaying the car and promoting those discounts.
Fans can visit participating Parts Plus stores for a $15 discount coupon on a Championship Sunday ticket. They can also visit Academy Sports & Outdoors for a special Wolverine $15 discount on Friday or Sunday.
McMillen will be at area Parts Plus stores this week from 11:30 am – 2:00pm:
– Monday – Canton, TX 215 East Highway 243
– Tuesday – Mabank, 107 N. Gun Barrel Ln
– Wednesday – Alvarado, 945 West Highway 67
The Elkhart Indiana team will also do a special display at the Academy Sports & Outdoors on Wednesday afternoon from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm in Arlington at 1101 West Arbrook Blvd.
Qualifying for the inaugural event begins Friday and continues Saturday. Final eliminations begin Sunday. For more information visit IHRA.com.